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Figure 1. Overall schema of ALCHEMIST

In search of the philosopher’s stone: The ALCHEMIST study for lung cancer(Comments Off on In search of the philosopher’s stone: The ALCHEMIST study for lung cancer)

March 1, 2017

This month’s column provides an update on the ALCHEMIST trials for patients with operable lung cancer, including the addition of a third arm to study, which permits the inclusion of patients without ALK or EGFR mutations.

Figure 1. A021302: Impact of early FDG-PET directed intervention in locally advanced gastric cancer

A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy

This month’s column describes how new technology may improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastric cancer, specifically the use of PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy.

FIGURE 1. COMET Trial Schema

Surgery versus monitoring and endocrine therapy for low-risk DCIS: The COMET Trial

The COMET Trial—a prospective randomized study aimed at assessing the risks and benefits associated with active surveillance versus guideline concordant care for patients with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ—is the focus of this month’s column.

Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery

Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery to be published in early 2017

The second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, scheduled to be released in early 2017, describes operations for cancers of the esophagus, stomach, rectum, thyroid, and skin (melanoma).

Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC

Over the last three decades, there has been a significant shift in cancer care from the generalist to the specialist setting. This shift is especially true in surgical oncology, where surgeons specializing in the care of breast cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer have become the norm for many facilities treating cancer patients in the […]


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